Session Prep Forms

When coaches complain to me about clients “flaking out” on their assignments, or coming to sessions without “coachable issues,” the first thing I ask is whether they use a Session Prep Form. Clients can falter on homework for any number of reasons – sometimes important or fundamental ones like not being ready for coaching, concern over money, abandonment of their goals, feeling discouraged or shifting priorities. Often, though, clients fail to complete assignments simply because they don’t know how much they would benefit from an accountability structure.

Whether you use someone else’s Prep Form as a template or create one from scratch doesn’t really matter – don’t get hung up on cosmetics. The important things are that the client completes it regularly, and that he or she provides you the same information each time. Read the rest of this entry »

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